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Westminster builds upon partnerships with China

1 December 2015

During a recent visit to China, the University of Westminster signed a university level memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Donghua University.

This MOU will allow us to develop new partnership activities in Shanghai and further consolidate our engagement with leading Chinese higher education institutions. As part of the visit, colleagues from across the faculties of the University of Westminster were able to initiate or continue discussions with their counterparts in Donghua in order to identify or build upon specific areas for collaboration.

Professor Alexandra Hughes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, led the Westminster delegation to Shanghai and Beijing. The Westminster group included Professor Annie Bligh, Head of Department of Life Sciences from the Faculty of Science and Technology; Ms Bing Fu, Senior Lecturer from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities; Westminster Business School Internationalisation Director Jonathan Pike; Westminster School of Media Arts and Design Internationalisation Director Geoffrey Davies; Vicky Li-Ong, Regional Manager for East Asia; and Candy Han, China Office Manager.

In addition to having well-established university connections in China, the University of Westminster has a substantial community of alumni and current Chinese students. The University delegation met with a group of alumni at a reception held in Beijing.

Room where University of Westminster signed memorandum of understanding with Donghua University in China

Internationalisation is central to the University’s strategic vision and identity. We have extensive connections with universities and industries throughout the world and our global engagement strategy seeks to strengthen and deepen those connections ever further. Our international partnerships support the development of our academic and research portfolios. Experiences that enable our staff and students to operate in an increasingly interconnected, internationalised world are key to our approach.

For more details on our international partners and global engagement strategy, visit our Global Westminster pages.

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The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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